Chateau Fourcas Dupre 2016

Chateau Fourcas Dupre 2016

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In the beginning of the 18th century, vines were already planted in teh area known as Fourcas. At that time, the estate was called Cru Roulet. In 1843 Jean Antoine Baptiste Dupre purchased the property and added his name to the property. In 1970, Guy Pages puchased the property from Alex Laffont. Today, Patrice Pages is the dierctor of the Estate.
The vinyrad is evenly planted with 44% Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. There is 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The Chateau produces about 240,000 bottles per year.
Wine Advocate: 93
The 2016 Fourcas-Dupres has a very elegant bouquet without shortchanging on fruit. The aromatics here are packed with blackberry, raspberry and light cassis aromas, the oak nicely integrated and with a subtle estuarine note emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, grainy tannin. There is plenty of fresh, energetic black fruit here laced with black olive and a pinch of brine, fanning out towards the satisfying, long finish. Here is a great Listrac hot on the heels of their great 2015 last year.
Decanter: 91
This is tasting beautiful this year, very enjoyable fruit extraction that manages to be intense but not overdone. The tannins are firm but could perhaps be a little more pliable to fully open up the structure of the wine. Classic, with lovely menthol notes and a good example of the work being done in Listrac right now. Planted to 44% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon with the rest Cabernet Franc and a splash of Petit Verdot.